Heat advisory issued for the Northland for today, Monday
Another wave of oppressive, humid heat is set to sweep over the Northland today and Monday.
The National Weather Service in Duluth on Saturday issued a heat advisory for the Twin Ports, Northwestern Wisconsin, Cloquet, Aitkin and Hinckley from late this morning through Monday night.
Temperatures today and Monday may climb to near-record levels in the low to mid-90s, and the high humidity will make it feel even warmer, with a heat index perhaps in excess of 100 degrees.
The record high for today in Duluth is 95 degrees.
It's the second heat advisory for the area in less than a week. Areas to the north of Duluth, while not included in the latest heat advisory as of Saturday night, still may see highs in the upper 80s or low 90s today and Monday.
Looking ahead to the rest of the week, there won't be much of a cooldown. High temperatures are forecast to reach the mid- to upper 80s for Duluth most days through next weekend.
Chance of rain
The Duluth-Superior area and points to the south and west are in a moderate drought, but there may be some relief the next few days.
The Weather Service reported there's a chance of showers and storms today and tonight, and again on Monday night and Tuesday.
As of Saturday evening, Duluth had received just 0.55 inches of rain for the month, 2.28 inches below normal.
Conditions are forecast to be even hotter in the Twin Cities the next few days, where an excessive heat warning was issued from midday today through Monday night. The heat index there may approach 110 degrees today and Monday.